Energy commodities rally after Fed announcement
By Jenal Mehta
12:28, 16 December 2021
The market appears to have gained confidence in energy commodities after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) press conference on Wednesday.
In his speech, Fed chair Jerome Powell said:
Regarding the new variant, he added that its effect on the economy depends on how it will impact demand and supply; he is not clear on how much it will alter growth, inflation or hiring expectations. However, he said that because people are learning how to live with Covid, he does not believe Omicron will have as much of an effect on the economy as Delta did.
As per the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil production has dipped since March 2020, with production now staying close to levels last seen in 2018.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said there will be a dent in oil prices as demand will be lower than supply, due to new surge in Covid cases. It expects jet fuel and air travel to be the most affected.
- Day range: $73.88-$74.58
- 52-week range: $49.13-$86.70
- 52-week price change: 45.75%
- 10-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA): $74.32
- 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI): 45.70
- Day range: $71.21-$71.92
- 52-week range: $46.16-£83.83
- 52-week price change: 49.73%
- 10-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA): $71.13
- 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI): 46.62
- Day range: $3.68-$3.84
- 52-week range: $2.26-$6.47
- 52-week price change: 47.57%
- 10-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA): $3.96
- 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI): 36.94